How would you balance the following equation: I2+HNO3-->HIO3+NO2+H2O?
This is a redox reaction, which may be approached by oxidation and reduction half equations.
Elemental iodine is oxidized to
Nitric acid is reduced to nitric oxide
The overall redox reaction is
Alternatively, I could write:
Are the final equations balanced with respect to mass and to charge? Don't trust my arithmetic. How would I remove the half coefficient on